What to do with all those business cards

March 9, 2009 by Andy Ebon
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Get connected

You’ve recently returned home from a conference… The Special EventMobile Beat,NACE Leadership or catersource! (Hmm, sounds familiar). Magically, you find business cards in every pocket, your purse or wallet. What to do?

If you’re an online networker, the first thing to do is head for your LinkedIn,Facebook, and/or Plaxo accounts and search for these folks. If you find them, and they have a photo posted, you should be able to connect the name and face (By the way,YOU DO HAVE A PHOTO POSTED, DON’T YOU?). That connection will likely help you recall the conversation or instance in which you met.

Now, if you think there is an imminent or future business or personal connection, ask for friend or business connection on one or all of these services.

Many people fear that others won’t remember us. It’s always more likely to be ‘top of mind’ if you reconnect quickly. Rubbing shoulders, in person, always making connecting in cyberspace an easier process.

Remember it’s not so much who you know. It’s who knows you.

What else are you doing with those business cards? Inquiring minds want to know.

Andy Ebon
The Wedding Marketing Authority

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Keith Alan has been in the DJ biz since 1975, started hosting weddings in 1982 and went full-time in 1993. While personally hosting over 60 weddings a year on the weekends, his mid-week programs generate income through out the year. Young children and seniors are the strong points of the business. Outside of the weddings division of Keith Alan Productions, Keith’s summer program, Campardy™ has grown from 1 event in 2000, to 75 events within a 6 week window! Keith is busy with game shows, trivia, photo booths and extreme bingo the other 46 weeks of the year.

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